Man gets 3 years for trying to smuggle heroin into jail Sentence is maximum for conspiracy charge

February 09, 1996|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF

A 33-year-old Baltimore man, convicted of attempting to smuggle heroin into the local jail last spring, was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday.

Michael Wayne Stein of the 400 block of S. Stricker St. was convicted in December of conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to smuggle heroin into the Detention Center and attempted possession of heroin.

His three-year sentence is the maximum he could receive for conspiracy to smuggle heroin into a correctional facility. The sentence will run concurrently with one that he is currently serving for theft -- a term of 10 years with all but 18 months suspended.

According to court papers, Stein and four other inmates attempted to get Stein's girlfriend to pass them heroin and condoms in six waxed-paper envelopes on March 8.

Cpl. Mark Gonder of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said in court papers that after he was told about the scheme, he watched the Detention Center trash bin with several other officers.

The officers said they saw a car being driven to the bin and then away. Officers stopped the car and retrieved drugs and contraband from it.

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